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Two Nigerian singers held in Uganda regain freedom

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Nigerian Singers Omah Lay and Tems, who were arrested and remanded in  in Uganda for allegedly flouting COVID-19 protocols, have regained freedom.

The two singers were held for two days before regaining freedom on Wednesday.

The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri Erewa had given the assurance through several tweets that the Federal Government would wade in.

Bebe Cool, a Uganda singer, released the information of their freedom on Wednesday.

The presiding judge who is a chief magistrate of directed that the singers be set free.

The release  reads: “Whereas the accused persons Stanley Omah Didia and Muyiwa Awoniyi were charged with the offence of neglect act likely to spread of infectious disease Section 171 of Penal Code Act.

“The charges against the accused Stanley Omah Didia and Muyiwa Awoniyi has been withdrawn against them by Vide Withdrawal Form Serial No, 4292 dated December 15, 2020.

“This is to direct you to release Muyiwa Awoniyi and Stanley Omah Didia the said accused persons from your custody forthwith unless held on other charges.”